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Birds of the District of Columbia Birds of the District of Columbia
August 24, 1979 – Permanent

Year-round and seasonal residents, migrants and vagrants—hundreds of bird species—are displayed.

Natural History Museum
Exploring the Planets Exploring the Planets
1979 – Permanent

This exhibition highlights the history and achievements of planetary exploration, both Earth-based and by spacecraft.

Air and Space Museum
Flying for Fun
June 30, 1978 – Closed

Enjoyment of flight can come in many forms, even without a pilot's license, as the objects in this exhibition illustrate.

Air and Space Museum
In Tribute...Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-87) Secretary Smithsonian Institution 1878-87
May 4, 1978 – Closed

Learn about the accomplishments of the Smithsonian's second Secretary, Spencer F. Baird, and see some of the natural history specimens he collected.

Smithsonian Castle
Grover Loening
April 30, 1978 – Closed

See photographs, trophies, medals, and plane models that tell the story of aircraft designer Grover Loening, the first person in the U.S. to receive a degree in aeronautical engineering.

Air and Space Museum
Jimmy Doolittle
January 20, 1978 –

Learn about Jimmy Doolittle's career as pilot, engineer, and leader.

Air and Space Museum
Werner von Braun
January 1978 – Closed

View photographs, models, and awards received by von Braun, a replica of the tape recorder that returned to earth from Explorer III, and animation art from a 1950 Disney film in an exhibit marking the 20th anniversary of the launch of Explorer I.

Air and Space Museum
The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nation's Millenium Assembly
November 19, 1977 – Permanent

This unique work of 20th century folk art was created by James Hampton, a GSA janitor, in a Northeast Washington garage from materials he gathered himself--old furniture, bottles, light bulbs, cardboard, etc.

American Art Museum
Lindbergh Commemorative Exhibit
May 20, 1977 – Closed

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's New York-Paris flight with this exhibition that includes the check for $25,000 (the competition prize), a cutaway model of the Spirit of St. Louis, audio-visuals of his takeoff and arrival, as well as memorabilia from his Latin American Goodwill Flight of 1927.

Air and Space Museum
World War I Aviation
July 1, 1976 – 1987

Explore the technological advances of WWI aviation set against a background of a front-line, allied airstrip somewhere in France in 1918.

Air and Space Museum
Flight Technology
July 1, 1976 – 1988

Learn how and why airplanes fly in this gallery designed for children.

Air and Space Museum
Vertical Flight
July 1, 1976 – 1994

Visit helicopters, autogiros, and special vehicles in this gallery.

Air and Space Museum
General Aviation
July 1, 1976 – 1983

Examine private, non-commercial airline and non-military flight used to transport people, products, and services in the United States.

Air and Space Museum
Exhibition Flight
July 1, 1976 – 1980

Explore barnstorming, aerobatics, air racing, and air shows that are used to entertain the public, introduce and popularize flying, and accelerate the technical development of aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Life in the Universe
July 1, 1976 – 1979

Explore the universe, its makeup, and its possible habitation.

Air and Space Museum
Flight Testing
July 1, 1976 – 1995

Trace the history of flight research, research aircraft, and the test pilot.

Air and Space Museum
Satellites (and Sounding Rockets)
July 1, 1976 – 1985

Explore satellites and sounding rockets used for research, exploration, and service to society in this exhibit.

Air and Space Museum
Benefits from Flight
July 1, 1976 – 1982

Explore the many roles that air and space flight have played in the 7 decades since Kitty Hawk and the social consequences of air and space technology.

Air and Space Museum
Balloons and Airships
July 1, 1976 – 1990

Follow the history of lighter-than-air flight.

Air and Space Museum
Apollo to the Moon Apollo to the Moon
July 1, 1976 – Permanent

This gallery traces NASA's manned space program beginning with Project Mercury's Freedom 7 (5/5/61); then the Gemini Project (1965-66); followed by the Apollo Program (1967-1972), with Apollo 17 as the last manned exploration of the moon.

Air and Space Museum

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